Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Anthony Rendon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 27
Best Rank# 3# 19
Worst Rank# 31# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 41
Best Rank# 3# 39
Worst Rank# 8# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs10187
Home Runs3024
RBI9893
Stolen Bases255
Batting Average.289.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
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The Athletic
# 5# 22
   
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# 17# 30
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 26
   
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# 9# 41
   
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# 6# 52
   
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The Athletic
# 5# 27
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 26
   
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USA Today
# 9# 22
   
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# 7# 31
   
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# 11# 31
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 10# 29
   
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Brewer Rat
# 5# 56
   
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# 7# 27
   
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# 3# 21
   
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 4# 45
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 30
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 26
   
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FantasyPros
# 3# 25
   
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Razzball
# 4# 37
   
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BretskyBall
# 3# 26
   
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The Athletic
# 7# 38
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 7# 31
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 27
   
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Fake Teams
# 5# 23
   
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# 31# 39
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 3# 28
   
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# 6# 41
   
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FanGraphs
# 12# 19
   
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# 8# 26
   
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# 3# 28
   
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RotoBaller
# 4# 26
   
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FantasyPros
# 7# 25
   
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FanGraphs
# 3# 27
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 25
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 26
   
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Razzball
# 11# 41
   
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# 3# 28
   
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RotoBaller
# 3# 37
   
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FantasyPros
# 5# 29
   
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Freeze Stats
# 3# 23
   
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Razzball
# 3# 29
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 28
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 33
   
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SportsLine
# 3# 26
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 9# 35
   
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Fantrax
# 4# 32
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 31
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 22
   
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Fake Teams
# 8# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 29
   
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# 3# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 22
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578529
   
Runs11088
   
Hits156163
   
Singles7593
   
Doubles3844
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs3924
   
RBI10592
   
Stolen Bases342
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks10655
   
Strikeouts8082
   
Batting Average.270.308
   
On Base Pct.387.374
   
Slugging Pct.552.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.909
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569544
   
Runs10187
   
Hits165160
   
Singles8995
   
Doubles4140
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs3024
   
RBI9893
   
Stolen Bases255
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks7865
   
Strikeouts7590
   
Batting Average.289.294
   
On Base Pct.375.370
   
Slugging Pct.538.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.876
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
News 
 The Indians placed Jose Ramirez on the 10-day injured list with a fractured hamate in his right hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-3 with three walks and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Marlins. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Jose Ramirez exited Saturday's game against the Royals with an apparent right wrist injury.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 17th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 22nd
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to the Yankees on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 16th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two homers and six RBI in a 19-5 win over the Yankees on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 16th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Notes 
 A second-half slump removed Ramirez from the AL MVP and No. 1 pick conversations. Don't punish him too severely for the .218 batting average after the All-Star break, as the 26-year-old infielder still tallied 39 homers, 34 steals and 26 more walks (106) than strikeouts (80). Given his excellent plate approach and career 88.0% contact rate, his average should improve from .270 closer to his .285 career norm if he curtails last year's pop-up woes (13.0%). After giving everyone a late scare in spring with a knee injury, he's expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Jose Ramirez may have been the best fantasy player in baseball last year, knocking 39 homers with 34 steals, 110 runs and 105 RBIs, but he is still 1-C behind both Trout and Mookie Betts because of their consistent production over the last three seasons
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Ramirez was the fourth-most valuable player in standard 5x5 leagues last season, according to Baseball Monster, trailing only J.D. Martinez, Christian Yelich, and Mookie Betts. And that was with a .270 batting average that was 15 points below Ramirez's career .285 mark, due to an abnormally low .252 batting average on balls in play (BABIP). While Ramirez's average is very likely to rise, his career-high 39 home runs and 34 stolen bases are should go in the opposite direction. Still, we're talking about a player who can produce a 30-20 season with a plus batting average. It's hard to argue too much with his current ADP of third overall behind Mookie Betts and Mike Trout.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros